Re: Stupid elf migration questions?
> I just performed a new debian installation on an extra partition on my
> drive using the stuff from debian-1.0 and the new elf packages so I
> might be able to help with some development, and I had a couple of
> hitches. Is there any readme about moving to elf (i.e. should I RTFM)?
No, but there was some info in my package announcement. I'll upload
it as elf-announce. Does anyone want to write up something more
substantial? Documentation is not my strong suit and I will also be
going out of town soon (convenient eh?).
> Anyway, I noticed that neither libc4 or libc5 installed any headers in
> /usr/include. Is that intentional? Without the headers, nothing will
> compile. Also, what's the status of an elf libg++?
libc5-dev has the headers and static libraries. I don't know when
anyone will get to libg++. Until then, the elf-libg++ package can
still be used by adding -L/usr/i486-linuxelf/lib when you link.
> Another problem I had (probably not debian's fault) was with my X
> server (accelerated X - I have a Matrox card). It has an elf version
> that is automatically used, but only if it detects libc5. This worked
> fine, but the problem is that it requires libtermcap.so.2. I assume
> that this is just their problem?
Sort of. I believe libtermcap.so.2 was an initial ELF version of the
old BSD-based termcap. It has currently been abandoned, but if you
look hard enough on tsx-11.mit.edu under /pub/linux/packages/GCC, you
might be able to find it.
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